On Wednesday the 17th of April, students in the Anatomy and Physiology class visited the Bodies Revealed display at the Putnam Museum in Davenport, braving the rain and sleet to get there! Once there students were able to view real organs and entire bodies that have been preserved using latex. Entire bodies are displayed throughout the exhibit in various poses. One body is in mid golf swing and another is playing soccer. The bodies are in various states of dissection. Muscles, tendons, and bones are exposed. In a few of the bodies the internal organs are exposed as well. Among the displays of organs are examples of diseased organs and explanations of the diseases.
One of the more interesting displays shows blood vessels from various parts of the body. For example, the blood vessels of the arm have been removed and each finger is visible from the formation of the blood vessels. The students felt this was a valuable learning experience.